tristichous

adjective
tris·​ti·​chous | \ˈtristə̇kəs\

Definition of tristichous 

: arranged in three especially vertical rows a tristichous leaf

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History and Etymology for tristichous

Late Greek tristichos in three rows, from Greek tri- three + stichos row

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